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Dice Factory: Dice Factory

Read "Dice Factory" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


The UK-based quartet Dice Factory derives its moniker from Luke Reinhardt's novel the The Dice Man, where decision-making for real life situations are devised on chance and risk. On the contrary, the album is well-organized, complementing the extensive latitude of improvisational segments. For those who like comparisons, the ensemble navigates through tricky, odd-metered time signatures, perhaps residing somewhere in between the musical concepts set forth by Henry Threadgill, Steve Coleman's Five Elements and the harmonic complexities of Ornette Coleman. From ...

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Dice Factory: Dice Factory

Read "Dice Factory" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


London-based quartet Dice Factory gets its name at least in part from Luke Rhinehart's 1971 novel The Dice Man, a work which seems to have found new fans among the current generation of emerging musicians, writers and artists. Dice Factory contains four such emerging players, each a member of at least one other major UK group--saxophonist Tom Challenger (Ma, Outhouse), pianist George Fogel (Ma, Andre Canniere Group), bassist Tom Farmer (Empirical) and drummer Jon Scott (Kairos 4tet).Just how ...


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